Petrobras signs protocol for industrial development around the Polo GasLub

Petrobras, the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the city of Itaboraí and the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro (Firjan) signed a protocol of intentions for the industrial development of the surrounding region of Polo GasLub, in Itaboraí (ex Comperj)

The purpose of the protocol is to create conditions for the implementation of an industrial hub suitable for attracting companies that will be able to use the infrastructure and inputs available at the Polo GasLub in Itaboraí. Through mutual cooperation, the initiative aims to prepare studies, as well as exchange the data and information necessary for the development of opportunities in the region.

“The result of this vigorous presence by Petrobras translated into a contribution of 70 billion reais in royalties and ICMS collection for the State, in the last five years. In 2020, even during the pandemic period, we maintained our high standard of deliveries. There were 26 billion reais in contracts with more than 2,600 companies in the region; 70% of our R&D investments are allocated to executed projects. In addition, we invested 46 million reais in social and environmental projects”, says the president of Petrobras, Joaquim Silva e Luna.

The Route 3 Integrated Project will provide another flow route for natural gas from the pre-salt. This project includes the construction of a Natural Gas Processing Unit (UPGN) at Polo GasLub in Itaboraí, with the capacity to process up to 21 million m³ per day; and the construction of a 355 km long gas pipeline connecting the pre-salt production units to the UPGN, with 307 km of offshore section (already built) and 48 km of onshore section. Currently, Petrobras already has Routes 1 and 2 (respectively, Caraguatatuba – SP, and Cabiúnas – Macaé – RJ) to transport the gas produced in the offshore fields.

Polo GasLub will be another important Petrobras asset in Rio de Janeiro. Petrobras is present on several fronts in the state. From the exploration of oil fields on the coast of Rio de Janeiro in the Santos and Campos Basins, through the Duque de Caxias Refinery (Reduc), the Guanabara Bay Regasification Terminal (LNG), and the thermoelectric plants Termorio, Termomacaé, Baixada Fluminense and Seropédica, in addition to the terminals operated by the subsidiary Transpetro (Campos Elíseos, Aquaviário Angra, Ilha D’Água, Triunfo and Imbetiba).

In the coming years, the company plans important investments in activities in Rio de Janeiro. Only in the Campos Basin, in the North Fluminense portion, US$13 billion are planned to be invested. Petrobras is sensitive to society’s demands and contributes to national development.

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